Public Exhibition: by appointment through Oct. 29, 9am-5pm Please contact us with any questions:email@example.com 828-627-3706 Good Stuff Sells! We have some wonderful stuff_ in this sale, with some great re-offered items at drastically reduced prices. Other items will be featured from various Southern Estates and Private Collections. The sale highlight is a Thomas Brooks painted and carved tobacconist figure of an Indian Princess, late 19thC. From a Southern Museum, comes a terrific group of African Art. The objects focus on sculptural form and offer a great chance for new collectors to purchase some authentic pieces at modest prices. Of particular interest are a small Bakongo figure and many fabulous masks. From a South Carolina Private Collection, comes a nice selection of oriental rugs and carpets, and some great paintings, including a portrait of Frederick III by Franz-Seraph von Lenbach, also an untouched oil on canvas by Arthur F. Tait, dated 1888, in its original frame. In addition to these two paintings we have a great selection of British portraits and a group of early 20th C. California paintings. My favorite stuff_ comes from the Estate of Elizabeth C. Cramer of Palm Beach, FL, and by descent from the Collection of George Holden Tinkham, the legendary Boston Congressman. The Collection includes an eclectic assortment of Asian, French, and Continental furniture and decorative arts including 15 Dorothy Doughty porcelain figure groups, Lalique, porcelain, and ceramics. My favorite items in this collection are the majolica center bowl with putti figures and the 13th 15thC Chinese carved figure of a seated Quan Yin from the Tinkham Collection in Boston. General Ernest Beverly was an Air Force flying ace during World War II and spent many years in Japan and the Philippines following the war as Director of Operations Pacific Air Forces. He and his wife collected Japanese prints and a wide range of decorative arts from porcelain, ceramics, and metal-work. Their collection also includes a number of significant 19th C. Japanese wall screens. In addition to the items already mentioned, we have some nice American, English, and Continental furniture and decorations, great silver, including a set of Reed & Barton Francis I flatware and a monumental Francis I oval tray, a wonderful melon-formed George III tea and coffee service, and a great Art Nouveau footed vase, nice books from the Estate of Elise C. Williamson of Biltmore Forest, NC, two volumes John Boydell, Shakespeare_s Engravings, Anson_s Voyages Atlas (1748); and from the Estate of Rose Anne Hadaway of Atlanta, GA, and a monumental Meissen table clock modeled by Helmig and made by Meissen specifically for display at the Paris World Exposition in 1900. Also, look for the Albert Bierdstadt chromolithograph, The Rocky Mountains Landers Peak_, by Thomas McLean, 1869- wow! We hope that you enjoy the auction!
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
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Amanda and Chris Everard